According to Mark 9, a man brought his son, who was possessed by a spirit
that had robbed him of speech. He asked Jesus’ disciples to drive out the spirit,
but they could not. When he met Jesus, he begged him to cure his son.
“It has often thrown him into fire or water to kill him. But if you can do anything,
take pity on us and help us.” (Mark 9:22)
Jesus felt sorry for him and said.
“If you can?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for him who believes.” (Mark 9:23)
What is the belief that Jesus spoke of? That the Lord came to expiate sin,
to break curses, and to drive out demons. So you have to believe in the facts
and have a good relationship of faith with the Lord.
You can have prayers answered only through the relationship of faith with the Lord.
I mean that you should go into the relationship in which the Lord answers your prayers.
When God is ready to answer your prayers, you shouldn’t have a gap between faith
and God because of your lack of faith.
To fill the empty space of faith that is lacking, Jesus doesn’t come to me,
but I have to go before Jesus with faith. That is I, with faith, go into the relationship
that Jesus works for you.
That is why God has given us free will and personality.
“I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” (Mark 9:24).
When the father, whose son was demon-possessed, entered into a good relationship
of faith with Jesus having confessing his faith, Jesus drove out the demon.
After that, the disciples asked him privately, “Why couldn’t we drive it out?”
Jesus replied,” This kind can come out only by prayer.” (Mark 9:27-29).
My beloved saints! Keep in mind that prayer is the basis that lets God work for you,
and that faith is the best resource that God works through you. Therefore, pray with
faith and let God work.
/Pastor SeokJeon Yoon
Extrated from Yonsei Newspaper #385(May 10. 2014)"